The Yankees have played EVERY team in their division ONCE and things are NOT as great as I would have liked. They dropped TWO of the THREE games in Boston against the Red Sox this week and looked LOST at times. They are playing the Detroit Tigers this weekend as they look to get some WINS to keep up in the AL East.
Red Sox Series Recap-
Game 1- The Red Sox and the Yankees are going to battle throughout the season for the division and it got off on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. BOTH teams had their ACE on the mound for the game but things were NOT great for the Yankees. The offense continued to STRUGGLE in the game and the Yankees LOST 14-1. Luis Severino was TRASH in the game which HURT the Yankees BIG TIME.
Game 2- This was the CRAZIEST game of the series as we saw BOTH benches clear TWICE. Tyler Austin and Joe Kelly got into a brawl in the game and BOTH are SUSPENDED as a result. The Brawls seemed to wake up the Yankees as they WON the game 10-6 thanks to BIG contributions from the middle of their lineup which has STRUGGLED at times this season.
Game 3- The Yankees are going to want to FORGET the game last night. The Red Sox THRASHED Sonny Gray who gave up SIX runs in THREE innings. The Yankees were getting NO-HIT by Rick Porcello till the SEVENTH inning until both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton were able to get a hit of Porcello. The Yankees scored THREE runs in the NINTH inning thanks to a Gary Sanchez bases clearing Triple which saved them some EMBARRASSMENT at the end of this series.
The Yankees take on the Tigers this weekend and they SHOULD sweep them. The Tigers are TRASH and with the offense clicking for the Yankees, they need to win all THREE games. The Yankees are the BETTER team in ALL facets so they should DOMINATE this weekend.
The LAST time these two teams played, there was a MEGA brawl between the two teams so look out for the Tempers to be HIGH over this series.
Pitching Match ups for this Weekend-
Game 1: Friday Night- Jordan Montgomery vs Mike Fiers
Game 2: Saturday Afternoon- TBD vs Francisco Liriano
Game 3: Sunday Afternoon- Luis Severino vs Matthew Boyd
Monty struggled in his last start but he should be able to REBOUND against the Tigers this week. Fiers has an 0.00 ERA for the season and that will change TONIGHT.
The Yankees have not decided who is starting this game but I would think it is Luis Cessa who is TRASH so the Yankees will need to score a TON of runs against Francisco Liriano.
Sevy needs to bounce back from his TERRIBLE start and the Tigers are the PERFECT team for him.
I will be DISAPPOINTED if the Yankees do NOT win the series this weekend.